Letting a Dream Die
To My Dearest,
This post was easier to write as a letter to you, because I don't know that it'll be what it needs to be otherwise.
We used to dream together. Do you remember? The world was so big, and it was ours. We imagined a world where anything was possible and we were the ones who made it happen. But somehow, we never really thought beyond ourselves. I mean, we did, we totally did. We were changing the world, but it was our world.
Thank you for teaching me why it's important to speak up.
Thank you for teaching me that sometimes you have to jump when you can't see the ground.
Thank you for teaching me how it feels to laugh loudly and often.
Thank you for teaching me what it means to love fast and hard.
Its been a few years, and things have changed. The world has changed. Our world has changed. It all looks and feels familiar, but it's different. It's uncomfortable. It doesn't look like we thought it would. We're not together as often as we'd like, and life surely hasn't been easy.
A lot of things are changing for us, but we can't allow ourselves to forget how this started. Together we created a dream, and it was such a good dream. More importantly, it was our dream. We owned it, we ran it. And now it's looking a little different. We're looking a little different. And that's okay. We're okay. We'll create a new dream. As long as we don't stop dreaming.
To My Adored,
Why on Earth are you so great?
Who taught you how to dream so big?
How did this world get so lucky?
I know its hard. I know there are days that seem impossible. I know that there are nights that seem to never end.
Hope hurts sometimes, but that's what makes it worth it.
It's been an honor to trade my dream for yours.
You inspire me in ways that you may never know.
You are changing the world in ways that you may never see.
Thank you for reminding me why it's important to listen to your heart.
Thank you for giving me the courage to jump, even thought I can't see the ground.
Thank you for reminding me what its like to laugh loudly and often.
Thank you for reminding me that it's still possible to love fast and hard.